NBA D League Team In Toronto
Old 09-27-2009, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I think this idea is awesome and will do wonders for growing the game of basketball in Canada. It Toronto was to get a D League team it could serve as a place for young aspiring Canadians to play in as a possible springboard to the NBA. Not to mention the NBA D League could expand to other Canadian cities most notably places like Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Edmonton would be great D League cities. Here is a couple of links

TheStar.com | Sports | D-League coming to T.O.?

NBA Development League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canada Basketball | HALIFAX LOBBIES FOR FRANCHISE IN NBA'S DLEAGUE
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So when are tryouts?
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So when are tryouts?
Sorry but ya got to be 15 and older to tryout. In a couple more years you'll be old enough
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry but ya got to be 15 and older to tryout. In a couple more years you'll be old enough
You need skill too, so I guess your out, aswell.
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There should be a St Johns D League team!
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Seattle needs one. They only have the WNBA.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Its only natural for the NBA D League to expand to Canada given the roots of basketball lye in Canada. It would be great for fans and the game to grow and expand in the country that created this amazing game
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Seattle needs one. They only have the WNBA.
well maybe you can join them then...
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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well maybe you can join them then...
Whoa big time burn...nicely done
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well maybe you can join them then...
Prolly got a better team than Team Canada has.
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Prolly got a better team than Team Canada has.
haha....soo true
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How do the DL guys travel?

Would the teams have the cash to fly internationally that much?
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How do the DL guys travel?

Would the teams have the cash to fly internationally that much?
bus?
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I think that is the big obstacle man......schedule would get tight
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they've been talking about this for a while now
Colangelo wants a D League team close by and I think Hamilton was the choice


"We're exploring possible involvement similar to what you see in Los Angeles and San Antonio," Colangelo said yesterday, citing examples of two NBA teams with ownership stakes in minor league teams that operate geographically close to the parent organization.

I think Kingston, Oshawa and other cities around GTA were mentioned as well
never heard of a team outside Ontario
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I also saw somewhere that there was petition to try and bring a WNBA team to Toronto.
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they've been talking about this for a while now
Colangelo wants a D League team close by and I think Hamilton was the choice


"We're exploring possible involvement similar to what you see in Los Angeles and San Antonio," Colangelo said yesterday, citing examples of two NBA teams with ownership stakes in minor league teams that operate geographically close to the parent organization.

I think Kingston, Oshawa and other cities around GTA were mentioned as well
never heard of a team outside Ontario
Ummm. I'd pass on Oshawa, unless it's OK to play to a crowd of 50 people, just family and friends.

What about the west end of the GTA though?
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The owner of the halifax rainmen Andre Levingston of the Premier Basketball League or PBL wants to bring a D League team to Halifax which would be awesome.
Canada Basketball | HALIFAX RAINMEN CONTINUE PURSUIT OF DLEAGUE FRANCHISE
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i think it should be in almonte.

after all, that is where dr. naismith was born.


i also say make one in hamilton.
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